Monitoring & Evaluation Practices and Project Performance of the Development Projects in China: Study of Yangqu Dam


  • Qiao Chunlin Borisch Fudan University
  • He Chong Amer Fudan University
  • Peng Shi Jahaf Fudan University



Monitoring and evaluation practices are critical components of development projects in China, serving as essential tools for ensuring project success. A robust monitoring and evaluation framework enables real-time tracking of project progress and the identification of potential issues, allowing for timely corrective actions. Moreover, comprehensive environmental impact assessments aid in mitigating ecological consequences, while stakeholder engagement fosters community support and responsible development. By prioritizing sustainability and adaptability, development projects can navigate challenges, ensuring long-term positive outcomes while minimizing adverse impacts. The study used the descriptive research design. The target population was 80 workers in Yangqu Dam. The study did sampling of 60 respondents that were selected from the target population of 80 workers in Yangqu Dam. The collection of data was conducted through stratified random sampling whereby questionnaires were used to gather data. In conclusion, effective monitoring and evaluation practices play a pivotal role in the success of development projects in China, facilitating the identification of challenges and timely adjustments. Comprehensive environmental impact assessments and active stakeholder engagement are cornerstones of responsible and sustainable development. Prioritizing sustainability and adaptability further ensures that projects continue to benefit communities while minimizing adverse environmental consequences, fostering a more promising future for development initiatives in China. The study recommended that future development projects in China should prioritize the establishment of robust and real-time monitoring and evaluation frameworks, enabling prompt response to challenges and deviations. Furthermore, project planners should consistently engage with stakeholders, conduct periodic environmental impact assessments, and prioritize sustainability to ensure responsible development practices and long-term project success.

Keywords: Monitoring & Evaluation Practices, Project Performance, China

Author Biographies

Qiao Chunlin Borisch, Fudan University

Fudan University

He Chong Amer , Fudan University

Fudan University

Peng Shi Jahaf, Fudan University

Fudan University


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How to Cite

Borisch, Q. C., Amer , H. C., & Jahaf, P. S. (2023). Monitoring & Evaluation Practices and Project Performance of the Development Projects in China: Study of Yangqu Dam. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Project Management, 7(12), 1–10.